, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 301-302

Pulmonary edema in mice infected withPlasmodium berghei. Involvement of catecholamines

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Mice inoculated withPlasmodium berghei developed a drastic and significant pulmonary edema. Treatment of animals with phenoxybenzamine rendered mice hyporeactive to this physiopathological alteration.

This work was supported by a grant aided by «Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico» (CNPq, Brasil). Presented in preliminary form at the XIX Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine, Rio de Janeiro, R. J., February 20, 1983.
Acknowledgments. We thank Mr Antonio Fernando de P. Oliveira and Solano S. Martins for their excellent technical help.